The ASUU chapter Chairman, Dr John Edor while addressing protesters said the entitlements were in different categories with several years of arrears still pending.
“We are demanding for full payment of our entitlements from the Management of the University of Calabar.
Some of these entitlements include promotion arrears; fellowship and conference allowance; and salary arrears’.
Edor lamented that the situation has deteriorated this much because of the long years of neglect of these legitimate demands by successive management of the institution.
“Some of these arrears have spanned more than five years depending on the individual, and all efforts to make the management pay these arrears have failed. ”So, we have no option than to embark on a peaceful protest. When this fails to yield the desired results, we shall carry our mats and pillows to occupy the University of Calabar. It is our common heritage, “he said.
The ASUU chairman accused the management of the University of being insensitive to the plight of the lecturers, even in the face of their current face off with the Federal Government over IPPIS issue.
The Lens reporter observed that aside not having someone address them, no member of management was sighted at the scene of the protest. And effort to get the view of the management of the institution was abortive as a staff member who preferred anonymity disclosed that they were busy fine-tuning for the nomination of a new VC the next day.